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United Way of Lancaster County


Tuesday, July 18

From left, YWCA Lancaster CEO Stacie Blake gives a tour to state Rep. Mike Sturla, state Sen. Scott Martin and state Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El on Monday, July 17, 2023. (Source: Office of Rep. Sturla)

• Code Orange air quality alert remains in effect: Conditions may adversely affect individuals in sensitive groups. (Source: CBS 21)

• Legislators tour YWCA Lancaster renovations: State Sen. Scott Martin and state Reps. Mike Sturla and Ismail Smith-Wade-El visited the YWCA headquarters on North Lime Street, which is putting $1 million in Local Share Account grants toward the cost of a handicap-accessible elevator. (Source: LNP)

• Two children remain missing in Bucks County: Officials released the names of the five people killed in the flash flooding in Upper Makefield Township. (Source: CBS 21)

• Local colleges examine admissions policy in wake of Supreme Court affirmative action ruling: Franklin & Marshall College will begin redacting students’ racial and ethnic information during the admissions process. (Source: WITF)

• Weight restriction imposed on Veterans Memorial Bridge: Due to structural concerns, trucks over 10 tons are no longer allowed on the bridge connecting Columbia and Wrightsville. (Source: ABC 27)

• Rapho Township eyes rebuilding process: Township officials are evaluating which equipment to replace in the short term and when to rebuild the public works building destroyed in an explosion and fire earlier this month. (Source: Fox 43)

• Nation/world: Kemp letter to Trump signals possible indictment. (Source: ABC News) Georgia Supreme Court rejects Trump’s attempt to block investigation. (Source: UPI) American detained in North Korea. (Source: USA Today) Judge temporarily blocks Iowa’s 6-week abortion ban. (Source: CBS News) Relentless heat shatters records. (Source: ABC News)